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    • 20 Aug 2015
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • 21 Aug 2015
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg 549 East Rochambeau Drive Williamsburg, VA 23188

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    Thursday, August 20-21, 2015

    Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg
    549 East Rochambeau Drive
    Williamsburg, VA 23188 

    Click here to register
     

    MPI Virginia Chapter (VAMPI) 
    Welcomes you to Unleash your WILD side…
    at the 2015 MPI Virginia Chapter Annual Conference

    Get ready for a fun filled, action packed conference at the Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg!  Not only will you have a lot of fun, but you can also earn up to 9 credit hours towards your CMP.          

                                  
    We know you will HOWL when you see the rate the lodge is offering for their family suites and hope you will have your friends and family join you for a nice weekend of fun before school starts.  

    Click here to Reserve your family suite now!

    Group code: 25thvampi to get the $109, plus tax rate (resort fee is waived) and rate is valid 2 days pre/post stays.

    Sponsorships are being sold now.  If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Colleen Briley
    or Megan Seagram
    Annual Conference Co-Chairs

    Click here to register 

    Annual Conference Agenda


    Wednesday, August 19


    7:30pm – 9:00pm  Bowling Tournament 


     

    Thursday, August 20
    8:30am – 10:00am  Board Meeting 

    10:00am – 11:00am  New Member Orientation 

    11:00am – 12:00pm  Registration 

    12:00pm – 1:30pm  Opening General Session & Lunch
    You’re on Candid Camera: How to Avoid the Problems of Social Media
    Speaker: 
    Chris Young

    1:45pm – 2:45pm Break Out Sessions

    Service Recovery: Always Having to Say, “I’m Sorry” and maybe more
    Speaker: 
    Chris Young

    Get Your CMP On!
    Speaker: 
    Ariel Cole, CMP  

    Think Tank

    Facilitator:  Jeff Schmid

    3:00pm – 4:00pm  Break Out Sessions

    It is Better to Give than Receive…Unless it Lands you in Jail
    Speaker: 
    Chris Young  

    Maximize Your Membership: MPI Benefits and Website Overview
    Speaker: Jeannie Power, CMP

    4:00pm – 6:00pm Free Time 

    6:00pm – 6:45pm  Awards Dinner Reception 

    6:45pm – 8:30pm MPI Virginia Chapter Annual Awards Dinner & Auction 
    Click here to donate to the Annual Awards Dinner Auction

    9:00pm - 11:00pm  Swim, Splash & Slide
    Great Wolf Lodge is offering exclusive extended hours to the park for all MPI Members and Families on Thursday, August 20th from  9:00pm – 11:00pm in Bear Track Landing Waterpark. The cost is free, however due to the magnitude of the event – we are asking for all guests who plan to come register separately for this event.


    Friday, August 21, 2015

    8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast Buffet
     
    8:30am – 9:30am Hot Technologies 2015: It’s Augmented & Wearable…But Are You Secure?
    Speaker: Jim Spellos

    9:45am – 10:45am  General Session
    Fitting a Fitness Wellness Theatre into Trade Shows
    Speaker
    Dr. Kim

    11:00am- 12:00pm Break Out Sessions  

    Fighting Event Fatigue with Fitness and Superfood Energy Boosters
    Speaker: Dr. Kim  

    The Ultimate Meeting Professionals Guide to Internet Connectivity
    Speaker: Jim Spellos

    12:00pm – 1:00pm  Closing General Session & Lunch

    Saving the Planet One Meeting at a Time: Sustainability, Food Recovery and the Whole Earth Calculator
    Speaker
    Jim Spellos



    Event Cancellations must be submitted in writing to:
    ceer@paragon-group.com
    Cancellation penalties do apply:
    Cancellation penalties outside 30 days from event date: $10
    Cancellations within 30 days from event date: $25
    Cancellations within 3 days of event date: No Refund
    • 20 Aug 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Great Wolf Lodge, 549 E Rochambeau Dr, Williamsburg, VA 23188

             

    Join us for an evening of celebration of the members of the MPI Virginia Chapter!

    MPI Virginia Chapter Annual Awards Reception & Dinner 
    Thursday, August 20, 2015
    6:00pm - 8:30pm

     
    Great Wolf Lodge
    549 Rochambeau Dr
    Williamsburg, VA  23188

    Click here to register
    Awards Dinner is included in Annual Conference registration. If you are attending the conference ,you do not need to purchase a separate ticket for the Annual Awards Dinner. 
    Evening Agenda 
    6:00pm - 6:45pm  Reception & Raffle Auction 
    6:45pm - 8:30pm Dinner
    Annual Awards Program
    Raffle Winners Announced 



    • 01 Sep 2015
    • 05 Nov 2015
    • MPI Virginia Chapter
    Member Special



    Buy 4 Get 1 Free for Education Programs.

    September 10, 2015

    November 5, 2015

    January 7, 2016

    March 3, 2016

    April/May 2016 TBD


    Once Season Pass is purchased you will be sent instructions.


    Limited time only!

    $180.00

     

     
    Click here to purchase!


    Terms and Conditions

    All Sales are final.  No cancellations, refunds or exchanges. 

    The Purchase is non-transferable.

    Event dates are subject to change.  If an event is postponed or date changed, the ticket will be honored for the new date.

    Submitting an order online, via telephone or fax indicates your agreement to these terms and conditions.

    • 10 Sep 2015
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • The John Marshall Ballrooms, 101 N. Fifth Street, Richmond, VA , 23219
     
    “Use All The Crayons! The Colorful Guide to Simple Human Happiness.”
    Speaker Chris Rodell


    Thursday, September 10, 2015

    11:00am - 1:30pm

    The John Marshall Ballroom 

    101 N Fifth St

    Richmond, VA  23219


    Click here to register


    Every “Use All The Crayons!” presentation bestows industry leaders and associates who’ll need to be happy to succeed in their occupations all the mental tools they’ll need to be happy throughout their entire lives. Rodell is unafraid to shed a typical reluctance to acknowledge all the universal hardships that descend unbidden into each and every life. These life challenges are the very reason why it is more than ever the essential duty of every individual to armor themselves with love, laughter and one another. Thus, every attendee leaves with a soulful appreciation of just how many happy colors their lives add to the lives of those they love and that together the ability to brighten the whole world dwells within each of us. That euphoric ability is liberated whenever anyone begins to “Use All The Crayons!”

    Learner Objectives:
    • Participants will depart refreshed with an understanding of how to enjoy being human and enjoy human beings.
    • Bestow an understanding reminder that together we can all brighten the whole world.
    • Remind meeting professionals how playful creativity leads to increased productivity, healthfulness and enhanced workplace morale.

    Schedule

       9:30am - 11:00am Board Meeting 
     11:00am - 11:30am Registration & Networking 
     11:30am - 12:30pm Lunch
     12:30pm - 1:30pm Education


    Chris Rodell

    Speaker

    Chris Rodell is the Latrobe, Pennsylvania–based author of “Use All The Crayons! The Colorful Guide to Simple Human Happiness,” the only self-improvement book graced with a cover endorsement by legendary/pitchman/entrepreneur/golfer Arnold Palmer. In his writing career, Rodell has wrestled alligators, gone skydiving, gained twenty pounds in one week eating like Elvis, and lain on a bed of nails to demonstrate the power of the mind over pain. He blogs at www.EightDaysToAmish.com. He has written for many of the most prestigious magazines in America and been rejected by the rest. He will write for anyone who’ll pay him. He is a PROSEtitute. Motivational humor became a calling after his off-the-cuff talks at area libraries about his book led to acclaim and demand from interested groups throughout the region.



    Event Cancellations must be submitted in writing to:
    ceer@paragon-group.com
    Cancellation penalties do apply:
    Cancellation penalties outside 30 days from event date: $10
    Cancellations within 30 days from event date: $25
    Cancellations within 3 days of event date: No Refund

    • 05 Nov 2015
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM (EST)
    • Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront 3315 Atlantic Avenue Virginia Beach, VA 23451
    Thursday, November 5, 2015                        
     
     
                                
    11:00am - 1:30pm

    Location: Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront

    Topic: TBD

    Speaker:  TBD


    Schedule

     9:30am - 11:00am Board Meeting 
     11:00am - 11:30am Registration & Networking 
     11:30am - 12:30pm Lunch
     12:30pm - 1:30pm Education


    Event Cancellations must be submitted in writing to:
    ceer@paragon-group.com
    Cancellation penalties do apply:
    Cancellation penalties outside 30 days from event date: $10
    Cancellations within 30 days from event date: $25
    Cancellations within 3 days of event date: No Refund

    • 23 Nov 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • 24 Nov 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Virginia Tech Richmond Center, 2810 North Parham Road, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23294
    Registration is closed
    Virginia Chapter of Meeting Professionals International
    in Partnership with VirginiaTech
    presents The Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) 2015 Boot Camp


    November 23-24, 2015

    9:00am - 5:00pm both days


    Virginia Tech Richmond Center
    2810 N Parham Road, Suite 300
    Richmond, VA 23294


    Click here to Register

    The boot camp will include intensive sessions covering the recommended texts used to prepare for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP®) exam. This session will prepare you to negotiate efficiently and effectively while maintaining a high level of professionalism. Participants will walk away with skills and tools to be prepared for their certification exam and show the ROI of their new skills. This course earns 14.0 Clock Hours (1.40 CEU credits) toward your CMP Application! 


    Cost (for 2 days): 
    $175 for VAMPI Members

    $200 for Non-Members


    Meetings and events account for more than $120 billion in annual business volume in the United States alone. Their economic value as an enabler and facilitator of business and policy decisions is far broader.* This is one of the most important and expensive areas in business

    Instructor:  Ann Buhl, CMP

    Event cancellations must be submitted in writing to:  ceer@paragon-group.com
    Cancellation penalties do apply:
    Cancellations outside of 30 days from event date: $10
    Cancellations within 30 days from event date:  $25
    Cancellations within 3 days of event date:     No refund


    **The information you provide is subject to the Freedom of Information Act guidelines.
    **Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.
    • 03 Dec 2015
    • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • TBD - Richmond, VA

    VAMPI Holiday Luncheon and Auction Fundraiser

    Thursday, December 3, 2015
    10:30am - 1:30pm

    Location: TBD

    Schedule

     9:00am - 10:30am Board Meeting 
     10:30am - 11:00am Registration, Silent auction & Networking 
     11:00am - 12:30pm Luncheon and Silent auction
     12:30pm - 1:30pm Auction check out


    Event Cancellations must be submitted in writing to:
    ceer@paragon-group.com
    Cancellation penalties do apply:
    Cancellation penalties outside 30 days from event date: $10
    Cancellations within 30 days from event date: $25
    Cancellations within 3 days of event date: No Refund


Past events

20 Jul 2015 CMP Boot Camp - July 2015
23 Jun 2015 June Charlottesville Breakfast Forum:
04 Jun 2015 June Networking & Induction Meeting
07 May 2015 May Education: The Most Overlooked Contract Clauses You Can't Afford to Ignore
29 Apr 2015 April Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: Let's Talk Best Practices!
28 Apr 2015 MPI After Five
28 Apr 2015 VAMPI 2015 Annual Board Retreat
05 Mar 2015 March Education: Let Us Break Bread Together: Using Food in your Recipe for Success
19 Feb 2015 VAMPI CMP Recognition Reception
05 Feb 2015 February Education: Do it Well. Make it Fun.
28 Jan 2015 January Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: 2015 Meetings Outlook
08 Jan 2015 State of the Industry with Kevin Kirby, MPI International Chairman of the Board
11 Dec 2014 Holiday Luncheon and Auction Fundraiser: Members may bring a guest for free!
06 Dec 2014 EDMARC Gift Wrapping Community Service Project
24 Nov 2014 CMP Boot Camp
14 Nov 2014 November Education: Leveraging Social Media for Planners & Suppliers
07 Nov 2014 VAMPI Mid-Year Board Retreat
04 Nov 2014 November Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: Contracts!
01 Oct 2014 Charlottesville Breakfast Forum 2014-2015 Kick-Off
11 Sep 2014 September: Unlocking a Data Conscious Culture
13 Aug 2014 2014 VAMPI/HSMAI Annual Education Conference
21 Jul 2014 CMP Boot Camp
05 Jun 2014 VAMPI 2014 Awards Luncheon
13 May 2014 2014 VAMPI Board Retreat
21 Apr 2014 CMP Boot Camp
10 Apr 2014 April Education: ZOMBIES 2030! Taming the Most Challenging Conference Imaginable
27 Mar 2014 Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: March 2014
20 Mar 2014 Meeting Professionals' Industry Fair
06 Mar 2014 March Education: Quickfire with Bob Mellinger
20 Feb 2014 VAMPI CMP Support Program: “Committed to Making Professionals”
06 Feb 2014 February Education Meeting: Building a Legacy of Leadership
29 Jan 2014 Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: January 2014
09 Jan 2014 January Education: Virginia Travel Industry Updates
05 Dec 2013 Holiday Auction & Luncheon
12 Nov 2013 Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: Let’s talk about Food and Beverage!
07 Nov 2013 Speed Learning - Industry Roundtable Discussions
06 Nov 2013 2013-2014 VAMPI Board Midyear Retreat
28 Oct 2013 CMP Boot Camp
03 Oct 2013 Risk Management & Event Insurance
26 Sep 2013 Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: Discover how your fellow planners and suppliers expect to see 2014 shape up.
12 Sep 2013 True Innovation: Inspiring Your Audience
15 Aug 2013 CAMP VAMPI! Campfire Gathering (Guests Only)
15 Aug 2013 CAMP VAMPI! Annual Education Conference
29 Jul 2013 CMP Boot Camp
26 Jun 2013 Tidewater Breakfast Forum: Thinking Outside the Box
18 Jun 2013 Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: Benefits and Options for Advancing your Career
06 Jun 2013 VAMPI Awards Reception & Dinner
29 May 2013 Tidewater Breakfast Forum: Are you in the Business of being an Exceptional Business?
23 May 2013 2013-2014 VAMPI Board Retreat
02 May 2013 “Experience plus Education equals Success”
17 Apr 2013 EVENT CANCELLED Wine with VAMPI
28 Mar 2013 From Logistics to Strategy: A Journey into the Mind of the Ultimate Decision Maker
26 Mar 2013 How to Achieve the Perfect Atmosphere at your Event
25 Feb 2013 Used any cool technology lately?
21 Feb 2013 VAMPI CMP Support Program: “Committed to Making Professionals”
07 Feb 2013 “LET ME HELP!: Volunteers in Special Events Administration”
15 Jan 2013 Richmond Breakfast Forum
10 Jan 2013 Virginia Travel Industry Updates Panel Discussion
15 Dec 2012 Got Community? EDMARC Gift Wrapping Event
12 Dec 2012 "What's Your Plan B?"
06 Dec 2012 Naked Negotiating & Holiday Auction
13 Nov 2012 CMP Exam: What You Need to Know About the New CMP Application Guidelines
01 Nov 2012 Meet Like A Mouse: Apply Theme Park Methodology
23 Oct 2012 Risky Business: Planner & Business Partners Prepare for Contingencies?”
16 Oct 2012 Is Your Head Spinning? Charlottesville Breakfast Forum
05 Oct 2012 “Maximizing Attendee Engagement with Mobile Apps”?
27 Sep 2012 VAMPI Unique Meets Tour 5
18 Sep 2012 Mobile Apps: What’s it all about? - Richmond Breakfast Forum
13 Sep 2012 Working Professionally From the Road
23 Aug 2012 2012 Annual Education Conference